13 days in Helsinki, Luosto & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Luosto & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Luosto
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 5 nights

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Old Market Hall has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Valletta, Malta to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in January, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Luosto.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©

2
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luosto: Sodankyla (Museum - Gallery Alariesto & Church of Sodankyla). And it doesn't end there: get out on two wheels at Luosto Adventures, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland, take in the awesome beauty at Luosto, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kopara Reindeer Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Luosto itinerary planner.

You can fly from Helsinki to Luosto in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in February; daily highs in Luosto reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Sodankyla
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Kopara Reindeer Park ©
Kopara Reindeer Park
Luosto ©
Luosto
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

5
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SnowCastle of Kemi as well as Lapland Welcome. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Napapiirin Porofarmi, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and have fun at Santa Claus Office.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

You can drive from Luosto to Rovaniemi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trip

SnowCastle of Kemi
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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